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Romans 3:9-20 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 What then? are we worse off than they? In no way: because we have before made it clear that Jews as well as Greeks are all under the power of sin; 9 What shall we conclude then? Are we any better ? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.
10 As it is said in the holy Writings, There is not one who does righteousness; 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 Not one who has the knowledge of what is right, not one who is a searcher after God; 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12 They have all gone out of the way, there is no profit in any of them; there is not one who does good, not so much as one: 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
13 Their throat is like an open place of death; with their tongues they have said what is not true: the poison of snakes is under their lips: 13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips."
14 Whose mouth is full of curses and bitter words: 14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."
15 Their feet are quick in running after blood; 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and trouble are in their ways; 16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 And of the way of peace they have no knowledge: 17 and the way of peace they do not know."
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
19 Now, we have knowledge that what the law says is for those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all men may be judged by God: 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
20 Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.